Getting started with SPSS
Getting started with SPSS

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Getting started with SPSS

4 Adding variables

Activity 3

0 hours 20 minutes

This activity demonstrates how you can enter data into SPSS. You will examine some data related to the height and weight of a small group of people. A hypothesis is made that height and weight are related or that there is a difference between men and women.


You may find it helpful to be able to define the variables that you are going to use in this activity in advance.

Likewise if you are able to define the following terms it will aid your completion of this section:

  • Categorical variable

  • Integers

  • Decimals

  • Individual observation (participant or case)

At the end of this activity you are provided with a simple dataset in PDF format that you can use to experiment with data entry into SPSS. You can open the file directly or save it for use at a later date.

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